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  • April 12, 2014

    All roads lead to London

    There's great news for fans of boy band One Direction - no, the lads are not coming to Thailand - thanks to a fun contest just launched by Thai Airways International and Click Radio that will see two winners jetting off to London in June to see the band at Wembley. Fans should tune in to 98.5 Click FM and Get 102.5 Bangkok's Sound or go to their Facebook pages ( or Facebook/985ClickFM...

  • April 11, 2014

    Lee: Thai crisis is weakening Asean ahead of integration

    ... is preoccupied with domestic difficulties, you will not be able to contribute your full weight to Asean endeavours and deliberations. And we see this as a very difficult problem which Thailand, the Thai people and Thai society will have to solve. It is not easy to do; it is a very deep problem. I don't think there is very much which outsiders will be able to contribute to that, even well-meaning outsiders...

  • April 11, 2014

    Thais must resist being dragged into the escalating war of words

    ... Administrative Court ruled last month that Yingluck must reinstate Thawil on the grounds that her order to transfer him was unlawful and involved nepotism - and therefore was in violation of the charter. The order to transfer Thawil could cost Yingluck her job - a greater loss than she may have ever expected - if the court rules that she violated the Constitution. To rub salt into the wound, the National...

  • April 10, 2014

    Ball in charter court over special session

    ... 18 to act on three important agenda items. They are: consider the impeachment of former Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanij on the charge of unlawfully chairing the parliamentary session amending the charter's provisions on the make-up of the Senate; endorse a National Anti-Corruption Commission member to replace Jaided Pornchaiya who has retired, and appoint Supreme Administrative Court specialists. Under...

  • April 9, 2014

    Suthep displays ideas of supreme sovereignty

    ... the 1932 revolution, which Suthep should know very well, on whether this sovereignty has been transmitted from the monarchy to the people at the ground level of civil society. Yes, of course, the charter said the sovereignty belongs to Thai people, but people have no right to exercise it without royal endorsement. Sovereignty really belongs to Thai people. The people in this sense are not an individual or...

  • April 6, 2014

    Bliss by the beach in Pattaya

    ... you arrive hungry because the food is hearty and served in large portions. A recommended dish to whet your appetite is the mouth-watering Snack Platter (Bt220) with fried chicken and mussels in a Thai-style seafood dip, among other items, and the Fisherman's Salad (Bt360), a savoury and slightly sweet salad mix of garden lettuce, cucumber, tomato and smoked salmon. For the real deal, get a Tavern...

  • April 6, 2014

    Corrected satellite data shifts focus south in search for MH370: official

    "The whole of the existing search area remains the most likely area that the aircraft entered the water, but based on the new advice the southern area now has a higher priority," retired air chief marshal Angus Houston said. The Chinese ship Haixun 01, which has detected some signals that could be from the planeāš‚ s beacons, is in this more southern area of the Indian Ocean search zone. AFP...

  • April 3, 2014

    When the Senate undermines checks and balances

    ... blame the ongoing political chaos. You can say that some of the candidates were little known. You can even cite the NEC's lack of public promotion for the shockingly low interest. Doesn't the Thai public realise that senators play a vital role in the national political process Perhaps not all voters are aware of the fact, but most people certainly have some inkling that the upper House may be able...

  • March 29, 2014

    Obec probing band's tactics in funding trip

    ... Passakornnatee from 8pm on March 23 until 5.30am the next morning. During that period, they played tunes and staged shows. In the end, Tan lent them Bt3.1 million. Obec secretary-general Api-chart Jeerawuth met with the school director Patcharapong Tri-tepha yesterday afternoon, in the wake of news reports. Before the students approached Tan, Patcha-rapong reportedly asked Obec for Bt9.4 million to...

  • March 29, 2014

    No Democrats at multi-party meeting on new election

    ... who obstructed the election must face legal action. Asked whether the parties still trusted the EC, Bhokin said: "We have to accept [the agency], anyway." It has been revealed that some Pheu Thai MP candidates were gathering signatures in an attempt to impeach EC member Somchai Srisutthiyakorn. While key members of the Chart Thai Pattana, Chart Pattana and Phalang Chon parties attended the meeting, no representative...